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2015 Stars of Style

07/02/2015 04:29PM, Published by Aimee Cormier, Categories: In Print, Life+Leisure, Today



By Shanna Perkins  |  Photos by Fusion Photography

In South Louisiana, “style” means more than keeping up with trends. Those who exhibit true style carry themselves with grace and exhibit unyielding support and love for their family, friends and community. The fashion senses in Acadiana run the gamut from comfortable to classy and demur to dapper, but always encompass that unwavering Cajun flair. The 2015 Stars of Style have been nominated as ambassadors to showcase Acadiana’s true style and grace.  

The premier fashion event, 2015 Stars of Style Best Dressed Gala, will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Highway, St. Martinville. This year’s locale is sponsored by ROBIN FORD of Jeanerette. The 2015 Stars of Style consist of 20 community leaders from as far as New Orleans. The honorees were nominated and an independent committee in conjunction with the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association selected the models for the event. 

During the Gala, the 20 honorees will take over the runway displaying their personal styles and unique personalities, which are occasionally outrageous, but always entertaining. Family, friends and guests will enjoy the show as they dine on gourmet food prepared by Clementine – Peltier’s Catering. There will be a live auction featuring exclusive “unattainable” items and a door prize donated by Allain’s Jewelry. Tables of eight are available for $1,200.00, which includes cocktail segment and wine. There are a limited number of tables available, so be sure to reserve one before July 15 by contacting Geri Frederick at (337) 367-7594.

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association President Ronnie Gonsoulin and Stars of Style Chairperson Geri Frederick invite you to show your support for a community that is unlike any other in the nation – the sugar cane farmers of South Louisiana. The Best Dressed Gala provides the required insurance, decorations and children’s themed float, so that every school in Iberia Parish can participate in the Children’s Parade on Saturday, Sept. 26, during the annual Sugar Cane Festival. The proceeds are additionally earmarked to ensure every school band in Iberia Parish may participate in the parade. 

Special thanks to the “Stars Of Style” Committee including Chairperson Geri Frederick and members: Natalie Lopez-Robin, Sherion Lourd, Phyllis Mata, Caryn Hymel, Darlene Barras, Vickie Melancon, Ted Viator, Mitch Reed, Lisa Lourd, Kelsea Varnado, Natalie Segura, Michelle Duhe’, Chelsey Landry, Debbie Taylor, Gisele Bulliard, Mary Claire Simoneaux, Laurie Segura and Shelby McIntyre.


The 2015 Stars of Style are listed below. Pick up a magazine today to read more about them.

Renee Collins

Brian Napier

Kathy Mannina

Fernest Martin

Keefe Duhon 

April Griffith 

Monty Boudreaux 

Harley Rae Melancon 

Rachel Hebert 

Casey Sorrel 

Robin Berard

Athan J Olivier III

John Young

Heather Fields Kennedy

Dee Stanley 

Kristie D. Blanchard 

Annie Delcarpio Barras

Rickey Boudreaux 

Shelley Defelice – Romero

Korey Kimball 




Renee Collins Brian Napier Kathy Mannina Fernest Martin Keefe Duhon April Griffith Monty Boudreaux Harley Rae Melancon Rachel Hebert Casey Sorrel Robin Berard Athan J Olivier III John Young Heather Fields Kennedy Dee Stanley Kristie D. Blanchard Annie Delcarpio Barras Rickey Boudreaux Shelley Defelice – Romero Korey Kimball


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